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Let’s talk about the weather

Bright sunshine, intense thunderstorms, storms up to wind force 9 – the weather during the CYRTACI journey M195 is diverse and varied. Observant eyes even witnessed mirages and waterspouts, not to mention colorful rainbows, sunrises, and sunsets, especially captivating due to the mostly unobstructed sea horizon. Seafaring and weather are traditionally closely intertwined. The success […]

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The “schlauchkern” is a type of coring method that we have been using a lot on M195. In essence, it is a test core to get a view of the sediments to see if we want to collect the material. The process begins with geophysical imaging of the sediments below the meeting point of the […]

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25.11.2023 – Internationaler Tag zur Beseitigung von Gewalt gegen Frauen/International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

***English version below*** von Ruth Thormann Gewalt gegen Frauen hat viele Gesichter. Sie tritt mal unauffälliger, vielleicht durch rein verbale Gewalt, mal offensichtlicher, durch Verletzungen oder öffentliche Entwürdigung auf. Gewalt gegen Frauen ist irgendwie immer ein Thema, jedoch irgendwie auch „alt“, denn Gleichstellung und Frauenrechte gibt es doch schon – zumindest offiziell und zumindest in […]

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Mud recovered from the seafloor preserves clues of past climates and environments. In special cases, the dance of the seasons has been locked into the sediments, and scientists can then reconstruct the seasonal cycles of past climates. This type of sedimentary layers is called varves, and the layers deposited year after year can be counted […]

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Why a hackathon has nothing to do with coding!

If you  received  an invite to a “Hackathon” event – would you sign up for it? Chances are, if you’re not a programmer by training, studied IT or went far down the rabbit hole called modelling for your research, your answer will be thanks for the invitation, but no thanks. “No way!” was my first reaction […]

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CYRTACI Expedition (M195)

We run the blog in three languages. Please scroll down until you find the right language.  This is the official blog of the CYRTACI Expedition (M195) aboard RV METEOR in Aegean and Ionian waters from 10th November to 2nd December 2023. The port of departure and arrival is the port of Athens, Piraeus, Greece. We […]

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Science Day 2023: Ocean Voices is more than writing blogs!

Being a scientist involves more than just doing experiments, analyzing problems or sitting in front of the computer, staring at data – it’s also about connecting with other scientists and communicating our work. At OceanVoices, we’re all about creating a space for young ocean researchers to share their experiences and scientific ideas and give them […]